Halloween is just a few days away, which means it’s time to take a look at your checklist for the weekend. The food, costumes, candy, and decorations are important, but no matter what your plans for the spooky holiday entail, some booze will always keep the grownups' party going.
Are you hosting a spectacular costume party with the ghostliest décor in the neighborhood? Or are you relaxing with a scary movie, a big bowl of candy, and a glass of pinot, while you wait for the trick-or-treaters to come? For all of you sweets-loving tipplers out there, the best way to celebrate Halloween is by pairing your favorite drink with a tasty treat.
Charles Smith of Charles Smith Wines, Wine Enthusiast’s reigning “Winemaker of the Year,” has compiled a list of Halloween candy and alcohol pairings for you to try. Charles Smith Wines is the largest winemaker-owned winery in Washington State, with wines distributed in all 50 states, including K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, Secco Italian Bubbles, SIXTO, Wines of Substance, and one-half of Charles & Charles.
He recently opened Jet City in Seattle, the largest urban winery on the West Coast (32,000 square feet), which is his version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The size and idea behind this winery is making a big impact. Needless to say, he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the world of drink.
Here are Smith’s thoughts on what to drink with your Halloween candy this holiday, including his own festive Velvet Devil Merlot.